Last but not least, we thought of add a substantial bibliography of illustrated albums and other books, edited by Schermi e Lavagne/ Dipartimento educativo della Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, Associazione culturale Hamelin, and Sara Ricciardi of the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica. These books accompanied our laboratories and were a source of inspiration for many workshops and lessons. The cat and the Moon, William B. Yeats (poem) Nuno, salva la Luna, Marino Neri Pop-up Moon, Olivier Charbonnel, Annabelle Buxton Papa sur la Lune, Adrien Albert Moon, Britta Teckentrup L’heure de laLEGGI TUTTO

From an idea of ​​ Teresa Lanzano (IC12 Bologna kindergarten teacher) In planning together didactic activities at the IC12 in Bologna, a  school from kindergarten to secondary school 3-13 years old students, we organized a collegial meeting with all the teachers of the kindergarten in order to discuss how to bring the activities on the Moon with the homogeneous sections of 4 and 5 year-old pupils. I described the lunatario, which was then tested by the teachers. Teresa Lanzano, a teacher of the 5 year-old section, proposed a very interestingLEGGI TUTTO

Since many Italian schools are equipping themselves with 3D printers and the MIUR has financed these activities with dedicated calls, we thought it would be interesting to try to design and build a portable lunatario through digital fabrication. A lunatario is a large box, in our octagonal design, with eight holes to spy inside and a small moon hanging in the center. The boys observe this canned moon lit by a torch in one of the holes. The description of the possible explorations with the lunatic are described in thisLEGGI TUTTO

This small section – by no means exhaustive – aims at telling how animation cinema described the Moon, from its dawn down to the present day, through short films, are the form closest to poetry for its evocative and hermetic structure. Since there are dozens of works, we thought of dividing them up according to more or less explanatory categories, even though we know that it is difficult to categorize, especially when these books can be read at different levels. A further criterion of choice has been the absence ofLEGGI TUTTO

Filled with curiosity, after a month of observing the sky the students want to dare to make sense of the changing aspect of the Moon. Students have the opportunity to explore an INAF exhibition designed for this purpose, where they can find time to observe and think about possible explanations and connections with what they have observed from life. This object – designed by Fabrizio Villa of the National Institute of Astrophysics and made for the occasion – is an octagonal wooden box containing a reproduction of the Moon madeLEGGI TUTTO

Published at the end of the project, this small volume on the one hand traces how cinema from its origins has been fascinated by the Moon, on the other it presents the activities carried out during the year, enriched by bibliographies and filmographies.     The booklet can be purchased in Bologna at Bologna Welcome in Piazza Maggiore or can be consulted online directly on the dedicated page.LEGGI TUTTO

Pupils bring home their Moon books, so that they can keep track of the Moon over four weeks. The task of keeping a daily track of one’s own observation of the Moon helps pupils notice and get curious about what is happening in the sky. Before pictures, illustrations : Maria Clara Eimmart draws the Moon (1697). Some of her works, shown below, can be seen at the “Museo della Specola” (Observatory Museum) in Bologna. In their Moon exercise books, pupils wrote down time and date of each observation, drew theLEGGI TUTTO